[Box Backup] Problem with large files?

Garry Glendown boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Sun, 18 Sep 2005 16:58:02 +0200

>> No. That file size should be OK on platforms which support large  files.
> (both client and server need such support)
>> or do I need to try to
>> find the cause of this with some additional debugging?
> Worth a go. It would be nice to see a log with ExtendedLogging switch 
> on on both client and server. 7/47 suggests that an error was  returned
> from the server, and you'll need that log to see it.

OK, running now, though I suspect I know what actually caused it:

query > usage
          Used     3999.2Mb  88% ***********************************
     Old files        0.0Mb   0%
 Deleted files      563.8Mb  12% *****
   Directories       15.7Mb   0%
    Soft limit     4000.0Mb  88% ***********************************
    Hard limit     4500.0Mb 100% ****************************************

Could it be that boxbackup doesn't handle file uploads that exceed the
amount of available space to graceful yet? Shouldn't the client check
before the upload whether the file will actually fit the alottet space?
I know the files are compressed and crypted, but still it might be nice
to keep some kind of track of the available space ;) Imagine this
happening on a WAN line with traffic charged ... (no, this was running
on a LAN link, so no problem there ;) )